This course examines the evolvement of U.S. housing construction during the 20th century. Of particular interest are the changes in construction practices associated with materials and methods used in home building that affect structural performance. The purpose is to benchmark housing structural characteristics, to identify significant change that have occurred, and to provide an objective resource for discussion and evaluation of structural design implications. Other related interests, such as construction quality, are also considered and are relevant to the construction contractor.
Course Number: SRA1995